When we last saw our favorite seductive scribe Hank Moody
he had just left the set of his novel-turned-film Fu**ing & Punching and was
driving his black Porsche down the coast, off into the sunset to parts unknown
A few years have passed this season on CALIFORNICATION and fresh off a
stint in New York, Moody’s now back in LA and in deep with mega-rich rap mogul
Samurai “Sam” Apocalypse (guest star RZA). The extreme-living music icon
hires Hank – still riding the success of Fu**ing & Punching – to write the
screenplay for his hot, new film property, Santa Monica Cop. Hank may be the
ex-college professor, but he’s getting schooled on the ways of the street by new
buddy Sam — ‘Hanksta’ has gone Gangsta. Their ebony/ivory bromance is
tested by silky siren Kali (guest star Meagan Good), a singer who is Sam’s
personal protégé, but sparks Hank’s flame.
Meanwhile, the now-divorced Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon)
are co-parenting their toddler son, along with Marcy’s now-husband Stu Beggs
(guest star Stephen Tobolowsky). But their sexy, English nanny Lizzie (guest star
Camilla Luddington) will come between the happy trio in a wholly unexpected
On the family front, Karen (Natascha McElhone) is finally living the suburban
fairytale, happily married — just not to Hank. Much to his general annoyance,
she’s now wed to her former professor, Richard Bates (guest star Jason Beghe).
And daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) has found love with boyfriend Tyler
(guest star Scott Michael Foster), who is eerily reminiscent, for better and far
worse, of a younger (slightly greasier) Hank Moody. Hank’s mostly coping with
the two jerks in his girls’ lives, but if either guy happened to get caught in the line
of Sam’s crossfire, it wouldn’t be the worst thing.
Karen and Becca may be happily distracted with new beaus, but another girl has
her sights set squarely on Hank. Carrie (guest star Natalie Zea), his crazy NY ex,
is hell-bent on making him pay for leaving her for who we all know is the real
woman in Hank’s life — Lady Los Angeles.